Tag Archives: junior OUO

15th JULY 2013 – important news!

hello all,

please remember we will not be having a Ukulele Orchestra session this evening as it is our young people’s end of term showcase at the Courthouse!

instead we will be meeting tomorrow (TUES 16th) at 6:30pm.

If you can make it down tonight to support our Junior Orchestra, choir and rock bands then you’s be more than welcome! doors are at 7:30pm and it will be 3 pounds to get in.

See you very soon!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

8th July 2013

Hello all!

We had another fantastic session last night and it was lovely to play outside the Woolpack for 2 whole hours. I am sure our new neighbours at North Bar loved the entertainment and we got some applause from various passers by!

OUO 08.07.13

OUO 2 08.07.13

So the first session we had a look at some of our sing a-long specials including

Bye Bye Love (OUO) – NEW!

Under The Boardwalk (OUO)

UNDER THE BOARDWALK TAB

BROWN EYED GIRL TAB (OUO)

BARBARA ANN

BARBARA ANN TAB

Cecilia

which i think you’ll agree is quite a lot to cram into an hour!

then we looked to our Kirkstall gig on Saturday (yes, this Saturday!) and worked on

FUNKYTOWN L+C

funkytown

PUSH IT L+C

PUSH IT – tab

OUO PUSH IT PUSH IT MP3

TAKE ON ME REVISED MAY 2013

TAKE ON ME MP3

take on me tab

Remember to keep listening to PUSH IT so you are familiar with where the chords drop out. the key to this song is humour, which will come when we feel more confident with it!

So I have mentioned a song I would like to do with the OTLEY A CAPPELLA choir at the Korks gig…and I think it will be an excellent ‘end-of-nighter’. We haven’t had chance to look at it as a group but if you get chance to have a listen then please do. There are only 4 chords and so it is fairly straight forward…download the PDF and have a listen…

One Day Like This OUO

OAC one day like this ONE DAY LIKE THIS MP3

ONE DAY LIKE THIS UKE ONLY copy ONE DAY LIKE THIS UKE ONLY MP3

and we will go through it together on TUESDAY 16th! Remember there is no session on MON 15th as me and Richard will be at the Courthouse with the Junior Ukulele Orchestra and all the other young people we have been working with this term. Please come down and support the event if you can… I know the young people are really excited to play so it would be wonderful to see a packed out room. Show starts at 7:30pm and you can buy your excellent value tickets on the door.

and one last thing I promise!

Please start spreading the word about OUR end of term party! It’s going to be so much fun….there will be music, dancing, singing and fun!!

poster for korks gig copy

well that’s enough for now i reckon!

See you all soon (remember extra rehearsal this Friday 12th…7pm at the Woolpack)

Jen

🙂

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

IMPORTANT DATES! MAR-APR 2013

hello all!

just wanted to make sure everyone knew the following dates

MON18th MAR    – normal session 6.30-7.30,

– last rehearsal before performance 7.30-8.30

MON 25th MAR  – no session at the Woolpack – both junior OUO and OUO are playing at the Courthouse as part of the      Woolpack All-Stars Showcase. evening starts at 7.30pm. please spread the word and come and support us!

WOOLPACK ALL STARS GIG FLYER copy

 

MON 1st APR       – no session – bank holiday!

MON 8th APR      – back to normal with new songs and lots more fun!

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Junior OUO update

it’s been a while since i filled you in on Otley’s young ukulele enthusiasts! let me tell you…. it takes commitment and determination to turn up on saturday morning during term time at 9am! but they do it and they are incredible!

we are really lucky to have a gathering of young people ranging from school years 5-9 at the moment. but new players are always more than welcome.

recently we have been working on songs requested by the group that they would like to perform at the Courthouse on the 25th. (did i mention there was a gig coming up???! 😉 )

AMERICAN IDIOT AMERICAN IDIOT – tab

DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY

PARTY ROCK ANTHEM – lyrics+chords PARTY ROCK ANTHEM – tab

HEY SOUL SISTER

the whole point of the junior OUO is to let young people have some fun with music, playing songs they want to play, in an informal setting whilst at the same time encouraging musical progression through practise and developing skills and building confidence.

we think they totally rock. come along to the gig and find out for yourselves

x

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

new songs, new chords and new techniques for the new year!

i have to tell you i am pretty excited about 2013 for the otley ukulele orchestra.

especially if tonight is anything to go by! it was lovely to welcome so many new faces and all the familiar ones that have become the highlight of my week. mondays totally rock.

so in the first hour this evening we looked at a few songs focussed on the holy trinity of ukulele chords, C, F and G.

a few oldies

THREE LITTLE BIRDS Bob Marley

You Are My Sunshine

and a newie (you all know by now how i love 1950s rock and roll)

Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

Whole Lotta Shakin Goin Lead

this is a great tune as it is a 12 bar blues – the ‘lead’ part really adds that classic line to complete the rock n roll feel.

FOXY LADY – this also sounded AWESOME! you never thought it would sound awesome on a uke but believe brothers and sisters…it truly does

then in the second session (and thinking about our next valentines themed performance) we looked at these new ones…

LOVE ME TENDER

UNCHAINED MELODY

unchained melody finger picking

i will post a video tutorial unchained melody as the finger-picking techniques can be difficult to master at first. but bear with it. it already sounds so lovely and dream like. all it takes is practise.

so more next week. at least one new love themed one coming up…our post-ouo gig pint at the old cock (best pub in otley) always results in some excellent song suggestions and musical revelations!

remember the junior ouo will be meeting for the first time this year this saturday (12th jan) at 9am. we have extended the session to an hour now…so we can really cram the new songs in!

see ya!

Leave a comment

Filed under song sheets, tab

saturday sessions with the junior ouo

Every saturday morning during the school term we meet at the woolpack, otley at 9am for the junior otley ukulele orchestra.

we have been going the same time as the adult orchestra (except we had a break in the summer term) and recently we have seen the membership go from strength to strength.

if you know any young people (we have students from year 5 upwards) that would love to come and give it a go then we would love to welcome them into our ukulele gang!

 

here are the songs we are working on at the moment….

DOMINO – jessie j

THREE LITTLE BIRDS Bob Marley

PARADISE – coldplay

 

i really love the saturday sessions – what better start to the weekend than with enthusiastic and lovely young people who want to play ukulele?!

for more details check out the flyer below or the website for what goes on at the woolpack…. www.bighooha.co.uk 

you can also get in touch with me through the blog.

until next week!

 

 

(the bottom bit is missed off….not really sure why?!)

x

 

 

Leave a comment

Filed under song sheets

This week at Junior OUO….

i never go on about the junior OUO but i should do more….and i will. i thought you would like to know what they are getting up to these days!

the suggestion this week was GET BACK by the beatles and of course i was happy to oblige! i love that THEY love the beatles almost as much as me!! i am really looking forward to going through all the parts together on saturday morning (we now meet at 9am on saturdays during the school term).

so here are the Get Back LYRICS AND CHORDS, the Get Back TAB and a little blast of what it sounds like (excuse the voice – still recovering from a weird throaty cough thing) Get Back AUDIO.

 

in other news i was happy to accompany a friend who was buying a ukulele today. we had a great road trip to HOBGOBLIN in leeds. http://www.hobgoblin.com/shops/leeds/ YOU HAVE TO GO THERE IF YOU WANT TO BUY A UKE! and take me with you!! they have some incredible ukuleles for sale and the staff were so helpful and happy for us to try (nearly all of them) out. i loved the carvalho portuguese ukes but will have to save up a bit first!!

AND don’t forget our gig this saturday….really hope to see a lovely crowd there singing along with us. the old cock, otley 6.30pm….BE THERE!

x

2 Comments

Filed under audio files, song sheets, tab